Tuck Frump

Injecting a little humor into the darkness, this printable "Tuck Frump" sign is also a guard against the whines of the self righteous, and well as police who are too oft' inclined to lie about the potential penalties for sporting a "Fuck Trump" sign.

Download the Copyright Free image, and using your home printer, or FedEx Print & Go via eMail, and you too can rouse the rabble!

The Wrong Execution Of The Right Idea

Part of Boise's shadow government, the CCDC has spent a small fortune reconstructing the sidewalk in front of Boise City Hall to include a protected Bike Lane, and vehicle parking strip.

Stand in the Bike Lane for meter.  What could go wrong?
Unfortunately, a few things are askew that make the pedestrian / motorist / bicyclist interface awkward and potentially dangerous.

Inexplicably, Parking Meters are installed facing the Bike Lane, forcing people to stand in the Bike Lane to use them.  Additionally, the resultant added height of the meter makes it difficult for shorter folks to operate the meter.

White-on-White.  Wouldn't want anyone to see it . . .
White-on-Green is de rigueur for designating Bike Lanes around town, but for some reason it was decided to go with a nearly invisible White-on-White scheme.

Adding signs on the sidewalk -- facing the parking strip -- warning of new Bike Lane would go a long way to decreasing the likelihood of a pedestrian being plowed by a bicyclist.

Neither City Hall nor the CCDC immediately responded to Secondhand Nukes' request for comment.

Boise City Councilor Holli Woodings -- Texting While Governing

Woodings Facebook post during City Council meeting.
"Polite society doesn’t text at the movie theater, the Shakespeare Festival, or at church. Most parents don’t let their kids text at the dinner table. Teachers don’t allow texts during class, and it is suicide to text while driving.
Boise City Councilor Holli Woodings got busted by a GUARDIAN reader who watched her texting on the live streaming video during the Tuesday noon council meeting. She was seen no less than five times checking her phone.
Our GUARDIAN detective then matched up her Facebook post with the time stamp on the video to show she was texting instead of paying attention to the city business being conducted in front of her. We also noted that based on the content of her Facebook post she probably doesn’t frequent the Greenbike kiosks either.

Woodings (front right) with phone at the time Facebook post was made during meeting.

We citizens need to petition for an ordinance prohibiting elected officials from texting during open public meetings."

Originally published by The Boise Guardian.

Egg Brew & Sữa Hột Gà

An egg cream is a beverage consisting of milk, carbonated water, and flavored syrup (typically chocolate). The drink contains neither eggs nor cream.

© American Grandparents Association

The egg cream is almost exclusively a fountain drink. Although there have been several attempts to bottle it, none has been wholly successful, as its fresh taste and characteristic head require mixing of the ingredients just before drinking.

Most writing on the egg cream assumes that it originated among Eastern European Jewish immigrants in New York City. This has led to a variety of theories to explain the widely noted paradox that the New York City egg cream is made with neither eggs nor cream.

Stanley Auster, the grandson of the beverage's alleged inventor, has been quoted as saying that the origins of the name are lost in time.  One commonly accepted origin is that egg is a corruption of the German word echt — also found in Yiddish, meaning "genuine" or "real" — and this was a "good cream".

The Secret To A Proper Egg Cream Is Fox’s U-Bet Syrup

Food historian Andrew Smith writes: "During the 1880s, a popular specialty was made with chocolate syrup, cream, and raw eggs mixed into soda water, In poorer neighborhoods, a less expensive version of this treat was created, called the Egg Cream (made without the eggs or cream)."

Another explanation comes from reports that it grew out of a request for chocolat et crème from someone, possibly the actor Boris Thomashefsky who had experienced a similar drink in Paris, which name morphed phonetically into the current version.


"Egg Brew."  Invented by Mícheál Ó Murchú at Dawson's Downtown in Summer 2018, it's 30% Cold Brew Coffee, 50% Chocolate Milk, and 20% Club Soda poured from on high.  Club Soda stands-in for Seltzer, because they ain't got no damned Seltzer.

"Nutella Egg Cream."  Mix 2 tablespoons room-temperature Nutella and 3/4 cup milk in a glass. Quickly stir, then pour in 1/2 cup seltzer.


Frangelica added.

Similar Beverages

Other sweet soda and milk-based beverages include the Vietnamese soda sữa hột gà, a beverage prepared with sweetened condensed milk, egg yolk, and soda water.

Sữa Hột Gà
In Indonesia, a soda gembira (literally, "happy soda") consists of soda water, sweetened condensed milk, and grenadine. It can use cola instead of soda water as a mega mendung ("Rain Clouds").

Milkis, a beverage made by the Korean Company, Lotte Chilsung, is also a sweet-soda-milk drink. It is a citrusy soda base mixed with a little milk. Milkis comes in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, orange, and muskmelon.

A Smith and Curran (or Smith and Kearns) is an alcoholic beverage, developed in North Dakota during the mid-20th-century oil boom, made of coffee liqueur, cream, and soda water. Other alcoholic cocktail variants that make use of eggs include the sour, the fizz and the flip. Rompope is a similar type of beverage from Mexico.

Miss Atomic Bomb 1957

Little is known about Miss Atomic Bomb 1957, Las Vegas Showgirl Lee A. Merlin, who vanished shortly after this iconic photograph was taken.

"A 680-square-mile atomic testing ground was established in 1950 by President Harry Truman just 45 miles from the center of Sin City. Las Vegas isn’t known as a city that lets a money-making opportunity pass, and businesses capitalized on the nearby explosions by hosting viewing parties of some of the nuclear test explosions. Before long, atomic fever inspired the outfits and titles of Las Vegas’ other famous bombshells.

There was never an official Miss Atomic Bomb beauty pageant.

There were, however, four popular beauty queens given bomb-themed titles. Miss Atomic Bomb Lee Merlin, a showgirl at the famed Sands casino, has had some of the most sustained fame since a Las Vegas News Bureau photographer snapped this picture during some down time at a photo shoot.

The story goes that the photographer, Don English, attached the explosion-shaped cotton to Merlin’s bathing suit. The photo was published in 1957 and it has since appeared in numerous publications and was even the cover of The Killers’ Miss Atomic Bomb single."


ACME Bake Shop & Juniper Restaurant

ACME Bake Shop chose to repeatedly park in the Bike / Fire Lane working its way up 8th Street from Main to Bannock, despite ample parking in alleys (visible in picture), and even some available street parking.

Juniper Restaurant seems to continue to show their indifference to the safety of bicyclists -- and the public at large -- by appearing to steadfastly refuse to insist their suppliers not park in the Bike / Fire Lane in front of their establishment.